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THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Peppermint Rosemary

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Products: candle
Area used in: living room & bedroom
Time Period: anytime

Description: Fresh Peppermint, Iced Rosemary, Eucalyptus

So when this was first announced on social media, many of us ol schoolers assumed this would be the grand return of the beloved but sadly long forgotten Snow Day. That said, the pessimist in me knew the likelihood of BBW bring this scent back was slim to none. However the notes sounded so intriguing to me that I still wanted to sniff whether it was SD or not. So I finally got to sniff and it happened...NOSEGASM!

Let's get into the performance. The first initial burn was iffy as hell!


It tunneled like crazy and it took forever it for it to completely pool out. It was so bad that I had to do the aluminum foil trick and finally it pooled out. On the second burn, it was still a little slow to pool but after that the wicks were burning like champs and I haven't had any tunneling issues since. Every burn has been flawless with high dancing flames an…

WALK 'N' SNIFF: The Greatest Glow Collection

Before I begin, I just wanna say that I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving as well as happy shopping today (I personally won't be partaking in Black Friday shenanigans).

So Wednesday I was out and about getting last minute things for Thanksgiving and decided since I was nearby that I would stop in BBW and see if there was any newness. Only some of the holiday quote candles were out (which I totally ignored) and none of the "Scandinavian inspired" candles were out either..which from what I've heard won't be out until AFTER Candle Day (Dec. 2nd). The store did however the "Greatest Glow" candles  - the candles with the black and gold Art Deco/70s wallpaper tumblers.
Everyone knows what Black Tie and Golden Peach Sparkle aka Market/Georgia Peach smells like so let's focus on the newness...

Whiskey Butterscotch (7282AGA3) - there's really not much to say about this candle; it is sooooooo close to Bourbon Sea Salt Caramel . Maybe less salty/sav…

RANT OF THE DAY: The Year without an Autumn

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Well y'all, Thanksgiving is just a few days away thus fall is pretty much over. I'm still trying to hold on to that fall feeling; as I type this, I'm taking sips of pumpkin spiced coffee, I have a Pumpkin Fireside burning bright nearby and all of my fall decorations are still up in my apartment... yeah I REFUSE to put up any Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. That said, I kept feeling a little over it and secretly wanting these last few days of fall to pass by; I'd much rather Peppermint Mocha in my coffee right now, I'm fighting the urge to play Christmas music and I'm wishing this Pumpkin Fireside was Chestnuts & Clove instead. Why is it that, an ardent autumnophile, have been over fall lately?

Is it just me or has this fall gone by really quickly? Or better, has it felt like there wasn't much of a fall at all? In the earlier part of the season, I was feeling it for sure; I had my fall bae Leaves burning and was blasting my autumn playlist on …

RANT OF THE DAY/NEWNESS UPDATE: Yes, Virginia..There are more Winter 2017 Candles *UPDATED*

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Unless you were trapped on a deserted island, you've probably heard and/or seen the grand return of Pink Petal Teacake...and the hype is palpable! Everyone is absolutely losing their proverbial shit...and by everyone, I mean newbies who weren't into BBW back when it first came out and heard Tinadivalicious' constant mention of it.

At any rate, PPTC is indeed part of a collection and the remaining scents have appeared on social media..and I have to say, I'm kinda intrigued. At the moment, there are 7 scents...



SOFT ~ Pink Petal Tea Cake - Rose Petals, Fluffy Cake and Orange Essential Oil (of course this is the grand return of the original )NOOK ~ No Place Like Home - Soft Musk, Vanilla Bean and Cedarwood Essential Oil (I'm realllly hoping this is Vanilla Cedarwood from backintheday)COMFORT ~ Soft Cashmere Blanket - Fluffy Cotton, Sheer Musk and Lavender Essential Oil (so this could be anything; I'm hoping that it's Peace ~ Iced Vanilla Woods though it could a…

RANT OF THE DAY/NEWNESS UPDATE: More Goddamned Mutha-effin Quotes Candles!!! *UPDATED

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There are soooooooooooooooo many quotes candles heading our way! As soon as I've seen one on social media or a candle buddy gave me headsup about one, I try to post them on my last NEWNESS UPDATE post in a vain attempt to keep it updated however so many random new ones keep popping up. So as to not drive myself crazy, I just made a new post dedicated to them...and  it gives me an excuse to rant about them.

So there's basically 3 sets of quote candles. Set one are the Christmas themed ones that are currently in stores now...
Most Wonderful Time of the Year = Fresh BalsamLet it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow = Twisted Peppermintbaby it's Cold Outside = FiresideTIS THE SEASON = Tis the Seasonbetter not pout! = Spiced GingerbreadWE WHISK YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS = Maple Cinnamon Pancakes aka Pumpkin Caramel Latte 

And now the new stuff. The second set is a mix of holiday themed quotes...and they are lame as f***
Merry and Bright = Limoncello But First Champagne = Champagne ToastNew…

NEWNESS UPDATE: Even More Winter 2017 Candles *UPDATED*

Yep, BBW is not done with us; there's a slew of winter scents heading our way with some stores already receiving shipments.

So first off, there will be a continuations of the hippie dippie white witch crystal Practical Magic candles. Instead of crystals, the labels have a sandstone design. Each scent invokes a certain mood/feeling similar to the old Good Life collection from backintheday. From what I've heard, these candles will be out specifically for Candle Day. Scents include

LOVE ~ Rose Quartz - Black Currant, Elderberry, Green Leaves, Vanilla Sugar(straightup repackage of Wild Huckleberry/Pomegranate))

WISDOM ~ Quartz Crystal - Vetiver, Sagebrush, Oakmoss, Smoky Amber(I was hoping this would be Oakmoss & Vetiver or maybe even my beloved Boathouse Row but according @_scentsgalore, it's extra heavy on the sage so it may be new)

LUCK ~ Jade - dewy greens, white jasmine, sweet clover, touch of apple (I'm gonna go with Green Grass aka Sunlit Garden..though if BBW was …

THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Peppered Plum

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Products: candle
Area used in: living room
Time Period: mid-October - Black Friday

Description: Sweet Plum, Fresh Saffron Spice, Black Peppercorn

For a hot minute there was a lot of intrigue over this candle in social media land, even before this candle made its initial debut. I didn't quite know what to think of it; one the one hand, the name only kinda turned me off but on the other, the notes did sound awfully enticing. I also had to take into consideration the overwhelming response to this candle on social media; under normal circumstances, I tend to avoid overly hyped candles like the plague cuz more often than not, I find said scents disappointing. However I must say that they hype was much deserved! Despite going in with some trepidation, PP ended up giving me both a nosegasm and a fallgasm at the same time..lord knows when the last time that happened. Even my bf asked me in the store if we were gonna buy this badboi, so if we both love it, you know it's a winner!


The …